SH: The Obama administration pressured China and it didn't work. The Trump administration similarly had its hopes pinned on China to pressure Pyongyang, and it won't work either. We need to understand China's national interest: It does not want to see Pyongyang armed with nuclear weapons, but it is not willing to bring the regime to its knees to stop it. Quite frankly, Beijing views Washington's belligerence toward North Korea
as the main driver of Pyongyang's accelerating nuclear weapon program.